1975 Guild M-80 CS bridge

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Hey all! So I'm working on an interesting "lockdown" project right now, I'm restoring a 70s era M-80 that belonged to my late great uncle. I found in my great aunt's attic collecting about 18 years' worth of dust lol, but after a good cleaning it ended up being in good shape. When I found it, it was just the body with no hardware/parts to be found, except for the original bushings in the post holes for the bridge. Also the finish had been ground off with an orbital sander (yikes 😱). It's been a lot of fun to restore, but hard to find parts for.

Right now it's all assembled, refinished, and ready to go, but I can't find a bridge that will fit the post spacing to save my life because t's such an odd size (78 mm, I can post pictures if needed). Does anyone know where I might be able to find a bridge to fit it? I'm fine with new or used, as long as it's in good shape. This is literally the very last part I need, I even have strings for it! 😂
 

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Hey all! So I'm working on an interesting "lockdown" project right now, I'm restoring a 70s era M-80 that belonged to my late great uncle. I found in my great aunt's attic collecting about 18 years' worth of dust lol, but after a good cleaning it ended up being in good shape. When I found it, it was just the body with no hardware/parts to be found, except for the original bushings in the post holes for the bridge. Also the finish had been ground off with an orbital sander (yikes 😱). It's been a lot of fun to restore, but hard to find parts for.

Right now it's all assembled, refinished, and ready to go, but I can't find a bridge that will fit the post spacing to save my life because t's such an odd size (78 mm, I can post pictures if needed). Does anyone know where I might be able to find a bridge to fit it? I'm fine with new or used, as long as it's in good shape. This is literally the very last part I need, I even have strings for it! 😂
Hans will have one. Most likely the exact oem.
 

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Find an original, nothing else will do, and even if there was something that would work, I find the original to be one of the coolest parts of the guitar, a great bridge, made by Muller in Germania way back when.

eBay or Reverb is your best bets unless Hans has one. There's a couple guys who routinely part out every guitar they get and sell the parts at sometimes silly prices even. Could take a while though, and there will be competition for the parts.

We need pics ;]]]
 

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If you are located in the US you can also check with Ken Nash in Groton, CT. He has loads of 70ies/80ies parts. Best to call him, his webpage might not always be updated with new parts he got.


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Find an original, nothing else will do, and even if there was something that would work, I find the original to be one of the coolest parts of the guitar, a great bridge, made by Muller in Germania way back when.

eBay or Reverb is your best bets unless Hans has one. There's a couple guys who routinely part out every guitar they get and sell the parts at sometimes silly prices even. Could take a while though, and there will be competition for the parts.

We need pics ;]]]
Thanks for the info! Here's a pic, the camera on my phone kinda sucks tho haha. I need to install the last few parts and then I'm planning on taking a few nice pics with my camera.
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If you are located in the US you can also check with Ken Nash in Groton, CT. He has loads of 70ies/80ies parts. Best to call him, his webpage might not always be updated with new parts he got.


Ralf
Cool! Thanks so much, I'll check there!
 
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Yeahh it is the wrong truss rod cover 😂 I'm doing this on a tight budget and haven't been able to afford all original parts (I'm still in high school so I'm funding this with birthday and Christmas money from my grandparents). I chose that one bc it was cheaper, so that left me more money to spend on the pickups and other stuff. That shape also covered up a big scratch on that part of the headstock that was totally messing with me 😂
 
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